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Sunday, February 19, 2017

[Podcast] Episode 19 - Let's talk about smart watches

With the release of Android Wear 2.0 and two new smart watches from LG, I thought it was time to talk about these things and the fate and future of smart wearables in general.  There are many of them out there...do you own one?  Want to own one?  I take a short look at the new devices from LG, talk a few of what's new in Android Wear 2.0, and give some thoughts on what the heck we can (or should) be doing with more technology, this time, on our wrists.

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Wednesday, February 15, 2017

[Feature] I love tech: Pocketcasts

I spend a lot of time in my car.  And I need something to take my thoughts off the mind numbingly boring drive I have to make every day...so naturally, I turned to podcasts.  Not only do I host and produce a podcast for Silicon Theory, but I do enjoy and listen to others as well.  I originally got into the format using my loaner iPhone and though the podcasts app for iOS is fine, its not nearly as robust and fully featured as you might expect in a product from Apple.  So I went on the search for something that would 1) work on the Android platform 2) have a few more perks than what I'd been using.  And after a bit of searching (and lurking on message boards in various places) I came across the app Pocketcasts.  And I couldn't be happier I did.

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

[News] Verizon brings back unlimited data plans

Yes, you read the headline correctly and yes, you are seeing this logo correctly.  As most readers of our site will know, both Sean P. and I both have a well earned disdain for the largest mobile carrier in the U.S. and aren't afraid to let it show.  One of our biggest criticisms was their forced migration of customers off of old school unlimited data plans.  As of Monday, things done changed.

[Podcast] Episode 18 is live - February's Rumor Roundup!

The newest edition of the Silicon Theory podcast is here, and its February and the rumors are flying fast and furious!  We take some time to discuss the newest phone from Huawei, rumors about phones from LG and Samsung, and give our takes on what we expect to see from MWC in a few weeks.  Download or stream it today, and be sure to subscribe on your favorite podcast platform to make sure you get all the newest episodes as they go live.  While you're doing that, be sure to leave us a 5 star review as well.

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Tuesday, February 7, 2017

[Special Feature] Silicon Theories - February Edition

At long last, here is this month's edition of some of my tech thoughts served up as the Silicon Theories...

*What is net neutrality and why should it be important to everyone

Most people will never know who the chairman of the Federal Communications Committee is, or even what the FCC actually does.  But something that has come up with the recent changeover in administration is the subject of net neutrality, and what it's impact on consumer choice in wired and wireless services is.  First, to see what the whole deal is about, check out this Daily Dot article describing what Title II is and how it was interpreted by the previous chairman of the FCC to apply to broadband wireless companies, and this ArsTechnica article about the discussion in court which Tom Wheeler fought over and won.  

Monday, February 6, 2017

We're not gone...promise

I know we've been away a while, and while this lull just before Mobile World Congress is a bit of a bore, there is still some news.  But - some real world stuff has gotten in the way of our production lately, but rest assured Silicon Theory in all its forms is coming back to the internet near you soon.

We have another podcast coming soon, as well as new and original written content surrounding the devices you are likely to see at MWC, something to say about Google Home, Nextbit's Robin phone, and a few other goodies.  Stay tuned!